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their inherent political power under the constitution finished the task. they embraced the new taxes of proposition 30 by a healthy margin of 55% to 44%. [ applause ] michelle obama members of the legislature, i salute you and the unions, their leaders. you showed what ordinary people can do when they're united and organized. i salute those leaders of california business and the individual citizens who proudly stood with us. i salute the teachers and the students and the parents and the college presence, the whole school community. when describing what stirs people to action, feeling begets feeling and great feeling begets great feeling. you were alarmed, stirred yourself to action and victory was the outcome. that was 2012. what a year. both 2011 and 2012 were remarkable. you did great things. renewable energy mandate, the workers compensation, the reorganization of state government, protecting our forests and strengthening our timber industry, reforming our welfare system and launching the first high speed rail system in the nation. but of course, governing never ends. we have pro
school shooting. president obama supports a assault weapons ban. including mothers. >> when kids can't feel safe at school, it is time to put their safety above politics, above profits and enact legislation. >> reporter: dianne feinstein says passing the bills will be challenging. >> reporter: what will you do to get them on your side? >> well, it has to be the people of america. red state or a blue state. somebody picks up the phone and calls their representatives. >> reporter: supporters say the bills would protect gun owners by excluding rifles. the national rifle association says the bill is disappointing but not surprising and americans know bans does not work. the nra is confidence washington will reject the bill. >>> vice president joe biden used a chat on google to throw his support behind the assault weapons ban. >> police organizations support it because they get out gunned. they are out gunned on the street. >> joe biden said the violence in america is from gang bangers, the drug trade and stolen weapons and says the nation needs to put more officers on the streets to make
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